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The batsman Australia needs, even if they don't want him


At the risk of starting a Monday morning fight, Shaun Marsh again showed why he has to be a key plank of every Australian batting line-up in this challenging summer of cricket.

That’s three centuries in six ODI’s, 416 runs at 59 this year.

His Ashes summer netted two centuries and two 50s in seven innings for a total of 445 runs at 74.

His lone Sheffield Shield appearance last month produced 80 and 98.

Other than long-term prejudice, and a national blind spot, the case for Shaun Marsh at home is overwhelming.

While he might not be the batsman Australia wants, he remains the batsman Australia needs.

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